Vesperis means evening star in latin and captures the essence of this lovely lacy top. It was inspired by the glamorous Yule ball and I wanted to design a top that is both elegant and floaty to wear.
Vesperis is knit at a loose gauge which means the fabric has plenty of drape and also makes it very quick to knit. It starts with a ribbed cuff to bring the top in at the hips, then expands to give the loose fitting top. A lace pattern at both side seams gives interest throughout and the large boatneck shows of collar bones for elegance. A decorative lace flacon at the front is reminiscent of the french perfume bottles and finally the top is finished by gathered shoulders with i-cord ribbons.
Overall the effect is simple and glamorous, trés chic!
I used La Bien Aimée merino singles light in Direwolf graffiti which is a lovely lace yarn. The splashes of colour on the silver base seem to shine like neon lights and it knits up as a very pretty fabric. The majority of sizes can also be knitted with just one skein.
As with all the garments in the book, the top is sized from 32in to 54in chest and the lace pattern has both charted and has written instructions. The drape on this top means it is flattering for most shapes and easy to wear.
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